Airtel launches Opera Web Pass in Africa


Opera Software and Airtel have launched an Opera Web Pass for customers in 17 countries across Africa. The pay-as-you-go service allows subscribers to choose a data package that is either time-based or site-based.

A user needs to start Opera Mini on any mobile phone, click on Opera Web Pass in the Speed Dial start page and choose from a list of web pass subscriptions. Opera Web Pass allows Airtel, in a flexible and cost-efficient way, to package time- or site-specific data offerings to their users.

For example, if a person has a couple of hours to spend on a train or in a taxi, they can access and browse the web for a couple of hours during the trip. They can choose a specific period of time or website to access to facilitate this access. Different packages can be changed frequently, allowing operators to see what works best in a given market or within targeted demographics.